Feast your eyes on this gorgeous shimmering gold-flecked Murano glass conch shell vase, bowl, or ashtray (a lip to rest your cigar or cigarette is cleverly integrated into the design) by Alfredo Barbini for Weil Ceramics & Glass. This is a beautifully formed and highly coveted design, but never moreso than in Barbini's famous deep and intense PERSIMMON orange. The interior of this killer piece is lattimo (white), while the exterior is done in a PERSIMMON incamaciato (with a thin layer of gold-flecked glass overlay) and then encased in a thick layer of crystal.
The last photo shows this beauty in the Barbini-For Weil Ceramics catalog (top right). This fabulous speciman is in absolutely pristine condition--as if it were blown yesterday rather than nearly 60 years ago.
Dimensions: 7" tall, 6" long, 4.5" deep
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